Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Kingdavid, Dec 24, 2013.
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Beautiful plants. Thanks for the photos this morning. I'd love to see them some day.
Gorgeous, David! That location must be primo for those beauties. They sure respond to it and to your care. Thanks for showing us.
you are welcome any time , and thanks again
Thank you very much
CATHERINE GEPHART Really showing its colors ....... crossing my fingers on the seeds with the cold weather ...
Maculatum katoni ---Comon but dont see to often
MRS ROBINSON Not in WIKI anna...
Twist and Point .... Looks like a catherine Gephart cousin
Another ppicture of the old oak tree They estimate at 325 years old . Two trees stretch tip to tip 1/2 acre. Makes for a great natural greenhouse ..
David, How to you keep Zanzibar looking so great? Zanzibar is my favorite of all Crotons, but it looks like I am not its favorite person. I have 5 and they all look like (BLEEP). The overall look under the oak is outstanding. Thanks for all the great photos!
Im not sure , i think its just the filtered light most of the day , in the winter it gets more direct light , but not as strong . all my plants are in planters , they like larger than normal planters . thanks
ANGEL WING Sure like the yellows and the oranges....
MR HITCHCOCK Quite the old plant from an old Plantation house !!!!! Looks like a cousin of the TIGEREYE variety ...
DELICATISSIMA.... Another old plant from the plantation house , Love the twists and the interuptum
EXCELLENT......... An Old Classic !!
ROCCIO SPORT....... florescent yellow pink , its not the typical yellow sport , so ill cross my fingers this one makes it . SURE IS A BEAUTY...
Beautiful David. Your MR HITCHCOCK looks like one I have. Mmmmmm:roll eyes: Do you know any history on it?
I GOT HTIS PLANT ABOUT 12 years ago from a plantation house on the river . the house was built at the begining of the century around 1900 . i did some work a long time ago for them and remembered the giant crotons, and i mean giant some 20 ft all had name tags in metal . Many year later i visited the place and there was a new owner .a lot of the old plants looked bad i asked if he wanted to sell any and he offered me to have some if id like they were clearing some land , i got about 10 plants . This was one it had a medal tag on it saying Mr HITCHCOCK . I had to cut it back to transplant it was 15 ft then . it almost didnt make it . it took 5 years for it to fully come back. now its lookn good again . If it was in the ground it would be a lot better . all my plants are in Planters . It really looks simular to the tiger eye , but not exactly . They had General pagents 20 ft plus and had a large greenhouse Full of all kinds , some ive never seen or have ever seen again . he gave me a jar of hybrid seeds and have been trying to get them to grow . they were really old seeds only 1 out of every 200 or so sprouted . but they are going to be nice one day i hope . I hope tp post some of the seedlings soon . One of them was the one i named the FREAK , ive posted about it before . it was great talking about the croton adventures . Thanks
Can u post some pics of your plant ? ill try to post a picture of the whole plant its in a 45 gal planter
And what is the name of your plant ?
Speaking of zanzibar, it can be amazing when it's happy. We did some work for a guy who calls himself TIKI, and he snuck these in later. Wow
After closer scrutiny I see some similarities but not quite the same. At first I thought mine was a Nestor, but I'm not sure of that either as Nestors have more pink. Oh well
Kentucky ,Winter doesnt bother at all , very hardy plant ....
Yellow mamey .... Waiting on a sport , would it be a yellow papey or yellow congo !!
Its been over 9 months now since i rescued this croton stump out of a construction dumpster , Ive been unable to find a plant simular to it and shes a beauty . So ill call it Asley King , mayb she will turn into a real head turner , Ive shown a picture from the bare root planting , to the plant on 12 - 2013 then march 1- 2014 A few small plants made it to other gardens down south , Hope they turn out the same bright colors as this one . Any ideas let me know. Thanks
That last one (post #69) is a winner. Beautiful plant!
Asley King it is.I will put a name tag on her today
Beautiful markings and color, David!
Some CORNBREAD to hang out under the Oak tree
Columbiana vs. Fathers day ...... sure look different to me ?? leaf size isnt even close , and the pinks , yellows and oranges dont show up on the Columbiana the same
Update of the FREAK 10 different leaf shapes on the plant .... with the seedlings that 3rd year seems to be when they start showing there stuff ...
Rudy Bachman showing her winter coat .....she sure didnt seem to mind the 31 degree night ...i would say good cold hardiness
Caribbean Star.... Did well durring the winter .....
Mrs Robinson Showing her reds
Gold Dust showing yellows
Your plants look really,really good!
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